Upcoming events in the St. Louis Jewish community

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Billy Jonas

Billy Jonas will serve as artist-in-residence at United Hebrew Congregation Friday, Feb. 21 through Sunday, Feb. 23.


Note: Addresses of locations in the calendar are compiled at the bottom of the page. 


Yeshivat Kadimah plans 7th Annual Scholarship Gala: Yeshivat Kadimah High School of St. Louis will hold its 7th annual scholarship gala on Saturday | Feb. 22 at Moulin Events & Meetings in the Historic Centennial Malt House of the Schnaider Brewery, 2017 Chouteau Ave.

The event will be celebrating the students of Yeshivat Kadimah while taking a peek back on the history of St. Louis through a kosher meal with traditional St. Louis cuisine.

The event starts at 8:30 with hors d’oeuvres in the Jefferson Ballroom.  To RSVP for the gala visit, http://www.yeshivatkadimah.org/galaregistration or call 314-942-3166.  Tickets are $125.

Esther Miller Bais Yaakov presents a musical for women: Join for a night of drama, dance and music at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 at the Clayton High School Theatre, 1 Mark Twain Circle. Tickets are $22 (8th grade and under $18), or premium tickets for $48.To purchase tickets, visit www.baisyaakov.booktix.com or call 314-863-9230.

United Hebrew plans artists-in-residence weekend Feb. 21-23: United Hebrew Congregation will welcome musicians Mikey Pauker and Billy Jonas as artists-in-residence from Friday, Feb. 21 through Sunday, Feb. 23. 

On Friday, Feb. 21, they will take part in  a 6:30 p.m.: Kabbalat Shabbat service. On Saturday at 12:30 p.m. (guests can bring their lunch starting at noon), they will lead a lunch and learn with a Q&A about the artists’ music, a story time and acoustic music share. At 5 p.m. Saturday, there will be Havdalah and family concert. 

Activities are free and open to the community. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/UH-Pauker-Jonas.

Friday | Feb. 21

Mirowitz Center Movies: “The Family That Preys”: See ““The Family That Preys” at 1 p.m. in the Mirowitz Center in Covenant Place II Cahn Family Building. Two families from different walks of life learn to work together. It stars Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard and Sanaa Lathan. No registration or cost to attend. Popcorn is complimentary, and additional movie refreshments are $1.

Book Group: “Woman of Troublesome Creek”: The Page Turners Book Group meets monthly, third Friday of the month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at The Gathering Place at the Jewish Community Center. This month’s selection is “Woman of Troublesome Creek,” by Kim Richardson.  Please RSVP to Laura at 314-442-3255 

Scholar-in-residence weekend at Young Israel: Dr. Daniel Eisenberg will serve as scholar in residence Feb. 21 and 22 at Young Israel. Eisenberg is an expert in the traditional Jewish approach to medical ethics issues. He is a noted lecturer in the area of Jewish medical ethics internationally. The schedule of events includes Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat 5:30 p.m., followed at 8 by an oneg at a private home (contact Young Israel for location) with discussion of “Who Lives? Who Dies? Who Decides?”

On Saturday, Shacharit at 9 a.m. is followed at 11 by a Drasha/ Shiur after Davening (Kiddush to follow) with discussion of “Self Endangerment to Save Others?” At 4 p.m. Saturday, there will be a pre-Mincha Shiur on “When My Job And The Torah Conflict! Dealing With Everyday Demands Of Functioning In A Secular Society”; Mincha will be at 5:15, followed by Maariv at 6. 

“An American Painter in Paris”: The Mirowitz Center is now hosting programs from Washington University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Everybody has heard of Thomas Cole and the Hudson River School, but do you know who John Vanderlyn was? From 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., come discover the life and fascinating career of one of the lesser known American painters, the first to receive formal training at the Fine Arts School in Paris, the first to establish an American art museum, the first get international acclaim and the first to paint a “scandalous” female recumbent nude. This class is taught by Anna Amelung (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). To register for these programs, call the OLLI office at 314-935-4237 or go to osher.wustl.edu. Programs are free to OLLI members and $10 to new members. 

Prayer Lab — A mindful Shabbat experience: Prayer Lab is a non-traditional Shabbat evening service combining contemporary readings and poetry, participatory music, time set aside for meditation and more.  Starts at 6 p.m. at Congregation Shaare Emeth. This month’s theme is “surrender.” Worshippers are encouraged to come with open minds and open hearts.  Prayer Lab is led by Rabbi Andrea Goldstein, Lucy Greenbaum and musicians and sponsored by the Jewish Mindfulness Center of St. Louis and Congregation Shaare Emeth.  All are welcome.

Saturday | Feb. 22

NHBZ Mitzvah adventure & lunch: Nusach Hari B’nai Zion invites you to attend its next Mitzvah Adventure program. NHBZ Rabbi Ze’ev Smason will discuss “Counting Your Blessings: Important Early Davening Prayers” during a free Kiddush lunch. NHBZ membership is not necessary to attend and RSVP’s are not required. For more information, including the time, call 314-991-2100, ext. 2.

NHBZ discussion looks at guilt: Guilt is a powerful emotion. Feeling guilty can prevent us from making the same mistake twice, yet feeling extremely guilty can prevent us from enjoying a healthy, happy life. Find out if guilt is getting the best — or worst — of you when Nusach Hari’s Rabbi Ze’ev Smason discusses “Guilt: Good in Small Doses or Always Toxic?” at 10:15 a.m., part of NHBZ’s weekly “Starting Points: Wisdom for Daily Living.” Free and open to the community. For more information, call 314-991-2100, ext. 2.

Sunday | Feb. 23  

TE Tots with Rhythm ‘n’ Ruach: Temple Emanuel is thrilled to bring Rhythm ‘n’ Ruach, an interactive, joyful Jewish music and movement program, to TE Tots, a free parent-child class that meets from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings twice a month. Participants spend the morning “doing Jewish” with their preschooler. Each TE Tots session includes stories, art, community building, free play and a Rhythm ‘n’ Ruach experience. TE Tots is facilitated by Sondra Horowitz and Cantor Josh Finkel.  Free and open to the community. No RSVP required.  Contact Emily Cohen, emily@testl.org or 314-432-5877 if you have any questions. 

Bais Abraham hosts discussion of “The Novel Coronavirus 2019”: At 7 p.m. Bais Abraham Congregation welcomes the community to a discussion of “The Novel Coronavirus 2019” with infectious disease specialists Drs. Morey Gardner, Tessa Gardner, Michael Gutwein and Greg Storch. They will give an overview of the virus, public health issues, reasonable precautions people can take when traveling and more. Rabbi Garth Silberstein will add a Jewish/halachic perspective. There will be a question and answer period as well. Free and open to the community. For more information, email office@baisabe.com or call 314-721-3030.

Jewish Young Adults meetup: The “Enjoy Friends Meetup” that targets Jewish Young Adults in their 20s, 30s, and early 40s, is having a meetup at 7 p.m. at the Chinese restaurant Shu Feng. Contact Daphne Drohobyczer at daphnekoalabear@gmail.com to RSVP.

Film highlights little-known hero of German resistance: Oscar-winning director Oliver Hirschbiegel’s “13 Minutes” is the February selection for the 2020 Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series. This award-winning film traces the true story of Georg Elser, a carpenter from Konigsbrönn who, after becoming politically radicalized, unsuccessfully attempts to assassinate Hitler in 1939. Elser remains a largely unrecognized hero of German resistance to Hitler.

Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion facilitated by Pier Marton (piermarton.info), presently the “Unlearning Specialist” at the School of No Media. Marton’s father, photographer Ervin Marton, was in the French Résistance. 

The screening will be at 1 p.m. in the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center Theater. The film is in German and with English subtitles. Free and open to the public; RSVP requested at HMLC.org/Rosenberg-Film-Series. For more information, call 314-442-3711.  

The return of NHBZ pizza night: Nusach Hari’s Pizza Night is back! Bring your entire family on from 5 to 7 p.m. to enjoy a delicious dinner of all-you-can-eat kosher pizza, pasta, salad, garlic bread, dessert and a beverage. Plus, there will be the Balloon Guy for the kids. No reservations are required and credit card payments are accepted. Carryout orders should be placed by 10 a.m. by sending an email to jeff@nhbz.org or by calling 314-991-2100, ext. 2. 

Starting | Feb. 23

‘Text & Textile: Eat-Craft-Learn’ at Bais Abraham: Bais Abraham will offer a new class, “Text & Textile: Eat-Craft-Learn,” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Learn about “Troubled Hero: Unpacking the Perplexing Story of Shimshon (Samson)” with Rabbi Garth Silberstein while knitting, crocheting, or doing the craft of your choice.  The first 15 to 20 minutes of class will be spent helping beginners get started on an engaging project. More experienced crafters can bring their own project to work on if preferred. Light snacks will be served. All are welcome. For more information, visit  www.baisabe.com, email kalanit@baisabe.com or call 314-721-3030. 

Monday | Feb. 24

Wii Brain Games: Play Jeopardy and exercise your brain with St. Louis NORC neighbors, held from 1 to 2 p.m. on the fourth Monday each month through February at The Gathering Place at the J’s Arts & Education Building. Free and open to the community but RSVP requested to Laura at 314-442-3255.

“Mamas in Pajamas” live conference call: Too tired at night to go out, but feel like you need more spirituality in your life? Learn something meaningful and inspiring from the comfort of your own home with Mimi David at 8:30 p.m. Dial 605-472-5814, then enter access code 126-753-373. For more information, please contact the Jewish Women’s Society of St. Louis at 314-862-2474 or email mimidavid@aish.com

Drawing course with Ed Farber: Led by Artist and NORC Member Ed Farber. No experience needed. It’s a three-week class, and a $5 contribution for the course is appreciated Space is limited. RSVP to 442-3255. The class takes place from 11 a.m. to noon at at The Gathering Place at the JCC.

Crown Center Yiddish Group: This group is for anyone with an affinity for the mama loshen.   All levels welcome at 1:30 p.m., whether you speak, understand or just want to learn. Join Rabbi Neal Rose, neighbors and community members. And if you don’t know your keppie from your punim, it’s never too late to learn. Call 314-991-2055 for more information.

Tuesday | Feb. 25

‘Fighting Media Bias Against Israel’ webinar: St. Louis Friends of Israel and the Jewish Community Relations Council are presenting “Fighting Media Bias Against Israel,” a webinar featuring Amotz Eyal, founder of Tazpit Press Service at  7 p.m. at Jewish Federation’s Kaplan Feldman Complex. Eyal will discuss the role of news agencies and their dominance in today’s media, forms of anti-Israel media bias, the importance of a wide lens and preventing bias and investigations that are changing the media conversation. The webinar is free but registration is requested. RSVP to Marla Ullrich at MUllrich@JCRCStl.org, or visit www.jfedstl.org/events/375511/.

Wednesday | Feb. 26

Community Choir presents “Songs of Sinatra”: The Mirowitz Center’s “Treble Makers” Community Choir is a program you won’t want to miss! From 6 to 7 p.m. the Mirowitz Center in Covenant Place II Cahn Family Building, come listen to the sweet “Songs of Sinatra” and stay “Young at Heart,” while you take a walk on the “Sunny Side of the Street”! No cost.

Meet NORC’s spring intern: Join NORC in welcoming Amber Lenz, who will be playing a vital role on our team this spring as an intern. Her research focuses on the importance of social participation for older adults living at home, and how occupational therapists can incorporate social participation into their practice. Takes place at noon at The Gathering Place at the J. 

WashU hosts discussion on Israeli National Security: Washington University’s Department of History, the Department of Jewish, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, and the Israel Institute will present a talk by Chuck Freilich on “Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change” at 5:30 p.m.  at Umrath Hall. Freilich, a former senior analyst at the Israel Ministry of Defense and a longtime senior fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, will discuss his proposal for a comprehensive and actionable Israeli national security strategy in a region undergoing profound changes. For more information, contact Brian Harting at harting@wustl.edu.

Thursday | Feb. 27

Kol Rinah and B’nai Amoona book club: The club from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. discusses books by Jewish authors or with Jewish content and meets at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters on Lindbergh on the fourth Thursday of each month to discuss books. This month’s book is “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed.” For information, contact Betty Siegel  at 314-991-0709.  

Movies at the Mirowitz Center: The Mirowitz Center at Covenant Place will screen the 2009 romantic comedy “It’s Complicated” from 1 to 3 p.m. The film stars Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin and is rated R. The Mirowitz Center is located in Covenant Place’s Cahn Family Building. Judith Newmark, retired St. Louis Post-Dispatch theater critic, will introduce this film and host a discussion after the movie. No registration or cost to attend. Popcorn is complimentary, and additional movie refreshments are $1. 

Friday | Feb. 28

Nusach Hari B’nai Zion family Shabbat dinner: Your entire family will enjoy this delicious NHBZ Shabbat dinner.  Welcoming Shabbat starts at approximately 5:45 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rabbi Avi Roberts, Director of YP Ignite, who will discuss “Purim: Read, Drink and Be Merry.” Prices are: adults, $18; kids ages 4-10, $12; kids ages 3 & under, free. ($72 maximum per family.) RSVP by calling 314-991-2100, ext. 2 or email jeff@nhbz.org.

NORC men’s breakfast: Enjoy breakfast with the men of NORC from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the McDonalds in Creve Coeur. Cost is on your own.  

Movies at the Mirowitz Center: In “Judy,” from 1 to 3 p.m., legendary performer Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts. The Mirowitz Center is located in Covenant Place’s Cahn Family Building. No registration or cost to attend. Popcorn is complimentary, and additional movie refreshments are $1. 

Starting | Feb. 28

Shaare Emeth plans Art & Genealogy Weekend: Congregation Shaare Emeth will hold an Art and Geneology Weekend Feb. 28 to March 1 with artist Jeanette Kuvin Oren and author Dr. Dan Oren. RSVP required for certain events at www.sestl.org/scholarinresidence

The schedule of events includes Shabbat services at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, where Kuvin Oren will share the meaning behind and the process of creating Shaare Emeth’s Torah covers.

On Saturday, Feb. 29, Dan Oren leads “Who Was Buried in Sarah’s Tomb? How a Mesmerizing Marker Taught Torah and Brought a Lost World Back to Life” (starting with bagels and coffee at 9 a.m., followed by a discussion from 9:30 to 11 a.m.). RSVP required. On Saturday evening at 8 p.m., participants will choose one of two classes (a papercut art class, no experience required, as well as a geneology class), followed by dessert and wine. Free for members and $15 for temple guests. RSVP required. 

On Sunday, March 1, there will be genealogy one-on-ones from 9 a.m. to noon. Dan Oren will offer 20-minute consultations with guests about their genealogy projects. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday | Feb. 29

Kol Rinah trivia night at the J: Kol Rinah’s Sisterhood and Men’s Club are holding a trivia night at the Jewish Community Center’s Arts & Education Building. Burton Boxerman will lead the event, with doors opening at 7 p.m., and play beginning at 7:30. There will be cash prizes for the top two winning tables.  Soft drinks and snacks will be provided. Participants can bring their own food. Tables for teams of eight are $200 each. The individual entry fee is $25 per person. Contact Boxerman at babox@mindspring.com for more information. Sponsorship opportunities are also available (table sponsor for $100 or round sponsor for $36). RSVP on the Kol Rinah website, www.KolRinahSTL.org.

Cocktails & Conversation: Could you be a kidney donor? You may want to know why people donate a kidney to someone. People everywhere are stepping up to help others live better lives — maybe even someone close to you. At 7 p.m. at B’nai Amoona, nephrologist Dr. Seth Goldberg will be addressing the needs for organ donation at a program at B’nai Amoona. Cocktails, coffee, and confections will be served. This program is free but RSVP required to www.bnaiamoona.com/form/sister20kidney. The event is sponsored by the B’nai Amoona Sisterhood and Men’s Club.

Lunch and learn on suicide and the role of faith communities: Following Shabbat morning services, at approximately 11:30 a.m., a discussion about suicide and the role of the faith community will be facilitated by Tom Smith. Now retired, Smith  spends much of his time on projects for Karla Smith Behavioral Health named in honor of his daughter, who had bipolar disorder and died by suicide in 2003. He is the author of eight books, including “The Unique Grief of Suicide.”  He served as the director of the Pastoral Services Department for the Catholic Diocese of Belleville, Ill., prior to his retirement. He holds degrees in theology and religious education.  For more information, contact Bais Abraham at 314-721-3030 or email office@baisabe.com.

Unpacking the Torah service: What is the meaning and significance of the rituals, prayers and choreography of the Torah service? Join Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community at 10 a.m. for a special Fifth Shabbat Learning program. All are welcome. Shir Hadash meets at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex Arts & Education Building (upper level.  RSVP to Carol, stlshirhadash@gmail.com.  For more information, visit www.shirhadashstl.info

Monday | March 2

iPhone basics class: From 4 to 5:30 p.m., learn the basics of iPhone usage with Larry Edison at The Gathering Place at the J. You must have a fully charged iPhone for this class. The second part of the class takes place March 9. Sponsored by St. Louis NORC, RSVP to Laura at 314-442-3255

Missouri Torah Institute plans talk by Charlie Harary: 

Missouri Torah Institute will welcome inspirational speaker Charlie Harary for a talk on “The Eyes of Greatness - How to see the Invisible” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 2. Light refreshments will follow the speaker. The program is dedicated by the Fox Family in memory of Greg Fox, commemorating his fourth yahrtzeit. There is no charge for this event. MTI is located at 1809 Clarkson Road in Chesterfield. To RSVP or for more information, email gregfoxevent@gmail.com or call 636-778-1896.

Tuesday | March 3

Interactive hamentashen workshop: At 7 p.m., Chabad of Chesterfield will host a family and friends hamentash bake-off at Total Wine & More in Chesterfield. Participants will enjoy a hands-on interactive workshop and learn how to create the perfect hamentash, the traditional Purim treat, followed by the opportunity to create their own tray of hamentashen to take home. For more info or to RSVP (required): www.ChabadofChesterfield.com or Chanala@ChabadOfChesterfield.com or 636-778-4000.

Lunch & learn on “Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers)”: Join Mimi David for this monthly class where you’ll discover the Torah’s views on ethics and interpersonal relationships.  The class is free but there is a charge for lunch if you want to order from Circle@Crown Cafe. For more information, contact the Jewish Women’s Society of St. Louis at 314-862-2474 or email mimidavid@aish.com.

Thursday | March 5

Lunch and learn: mental health basics and you: From 12 to 1 p.m., AW Health Care presents a lunch and learn focusing on good mental health care — how to prevent, manage and maintain good health. Bring brown bag lunch and enjoy discussion at The Gathering Place at the J. Dessert provided.


Cafe Ivrit at Kol Rinah: Have you ever wanted to learn more about Israel, current events, culture  and life? Want to speak a little Hebrew and hang out with our amazing Shin Shinit, Shaked? Then Cafe lvrit (the Hebrew Cafe) is the place for you. Join Shaked every other Thursday for learning, good conversation and community, altogether in the center of Kol Rinah. Café Ivrit takes place at 7 p.m. on the following Thursdays: Feb. 20; March 5 and 19; April 2 and 30; May 14. Call or email Nancy to RSVP: nancy@kolrinahstl.org or 314-727-1747. 

Saturday morning service, Torah discussion at Neve Shalom: Join congregation members and spiritual leader Will Soll every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon at Neve Shalom, a warm and welcoming Jewish Renewal synagogue located in the CHAI Apartments Building of the Covenant Place campus. A brief Shabbat morning service is followed by a lively and relevant discussion of the weekly Torah portion.  Directions: Go to the very back of the J campus, turn right down the steep hill, and follow the sign for Neve Shalom. For more information call 314-708-8711.

Weekly inspirational brunch for women in Chesterfield: Chabad of Chesterfield hosts an ongoing weekly brunch and learn, called Torah and Tea, for local women. Torah and Tea is held on Thursdays from 11:30 to 12:15 at a private home in Chesterfield. Torah and Tea is lead by Chanala Rubenfeld who shares a weekly inspirational, meaningful and practical life message based on Torah thoughts along with brunch, tea and pastries. All women are invited to attend to learn, eat and kibbitz with new and old friends. For more information and for address information please visit: www.ChabadOfChesterfield.com or call 636-778-4000.

Torah study at Crown Center with Bais Abraham rabbi: Join Crown Center at 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays for Torah study with Rabbi Garth Silberstein of Bais Abraham Congregation. Silberstein will lead a discussion of the weekly Torah portion. Free and open to the community. Call 314-991-2055 for more information.  

Mirowitz Center ongoing classes: At http://bit.ly/Mirowitz-Center-form, view and sign up for classes and events coming soon. Movies do not require registration. For more information call 314-432-1610. All programs take place in the Mirowitz Center in the Covenant Place II Cahn Family Building.

  • Maxine Mirowitz leads Chair Yoga at 11 a.m. Fridays and Chair Power Yoga at 3:15 p.m. on Thursdays. 
  • RPI physical therapists lead Tai Chi at 11:15 a.m. Mondays and 11 a.m. Thursdays.
  • Community Singers, led by Robert Denison, Wednesdays 1 to 2 p.m. 
  • Charlie Foxman leads Balance & Bands, a class focusing on movement and balance for all levels at 11 a.m. Wednesdays.
  • Knit-Wits group, led by Jerri Livingston, meets Tuesdays 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. 
  • Balance Barre by Vitality Senior Ballet on Wednesdays, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
  • Get Your Game On, Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tables are available for groups on first-come, first-served basis. 
  • The Rabbi Is In meets the second Wednesday of every month, led by JF&CS Community Chaplain Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael. 
  • Movies at Mirowitz — 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Free.

St. Louis NORC classes: On Tuesdays, St. Louis NORC offers a chair yoga class from 11 to 11:45 a.m. The class, led by J instructor Nancy LeClaire, focuses on flexibility, balance, stress relief and camaraderie. Call Laura for details, location and cost: 314-442-3255. The NORC will also offer a current events discussion group on Tuesdays  from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., in The Gathering Place at the J. In addition, every Tuesday from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m., the NORC Knit Group is collaborating with Covenant Place to meet for a weekly knit group.  Enjoy socializing, knitting, crocheting, crafting and receiving instruction from volunteer knit expert, Jerri Livingston on Tuesdays at 1:15 pm in the Covenant II building. Every fourth Monday, enjoy Wii Brain Games with NORC neighbors from 1 to 2 p.m. at The Gathering Place.

Mindfulness meditation sits: Almost every Wednesday evening throughout the year, the Jewish Mindfulness Center of St. Louis offers a meditation sit from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Sessions are appropriate for beginning and advanced practitioners. Each sit begins with a short teaching focusing on the week’s Torah portion, an upcoming holiday or a particular middah (Jewish value or ethical personality trait). All are welcome to these free community sessions. No RSVP necessary. The Jewish Mindfulness Center is located at Congregation Shaare Emeth. 

B’nai Amoona ongoing adult education offerings 

  • Torah for today: On Shabbat at at 10:15 a.m., B’nai Amoona rabbis lead discussion on the weekly Torah reading of our most sacred and ancient text. We seek to apply the relevant lessons of Torah to our lives today.
  • Torah at twilight: Time changes monthly based on sunset. Shabbat afternoon study, between Minchah and Ma’ariv. Time changes monthly based on sunset; check the B’nai Amoon calendar for times.
  • A thinking person’s Judaism: This weekly text study and interactive discussion with Rabbi Neal Rose on Sundays at 10:15 a.m. focuses on timely, contemporary issues facing Jews and Judaism in the Post-Modern Era. RSVP at http://bit.ly/BA-class1.
  • Introduction to Judaism: This interactive course with Rabbi Neal Rose on Sundays from 2 to 3:30 p.m., explores Jewish history, practice, texts, and culture. It is designed for anyone who seeks to live a richer Jewish life, including those contemplating conversion to Judaism. Free. RSVP at http://bit.ly/BA-class2.
  • Comparative Religions: An Exploration of Faiths: On Wednesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m., join Rabbi Neal Rose to explore, in conversation and discussion, different faiths, beliefs and traditions. The class will include guest teachers, speakers, spiritual leaders and special guests. $50 for the year. RSVP at http://bit.ly/BA-class3.
  • Yiddish for beginners: On Thursdays from 10-11 a.m., students will learn basic Yiddish vocabulary words for basic conversation. The class led by Rabbi Neal Rose costs $18 for the year. RSVP at http://bit.ly/BA-class4.
  • • Midtown Midrash: Facilitated by Rabbi Neal Rose, the class focuses on revitalizing our personal prayer life through exploration of our liturgy. The class from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays is located on the fifth floor of the Enterprise Bank & Trust; feel free to use the parking garage beneath the building to park. Snacks will be available. RSVP at http://bit.ly/BA-class5.
  • B’nai Amoona Hebrew classes: Several Hebrew language courses, from beginner to advanced, are offered Sunday mornings and afternoons, Monday afternoons and evenings and evenings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. See the full list at: stljewishlight.com/bnai-amoona-classes.

Saturday morning Bible study at TI: Saturday Morning Bible Study with Rabbi Emeritus Mark L. Shook begins at 9:15 with a continental breakfast, followed by bible study from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday mornings at Temple Israel, running through April 25, 2020. This week’s topic focuses on the study of the 12 prophetic books known as the Minor Prophets, beginning with Hosea and concluding with Malachi. No previous bible study experience is necessary.  Participants are asked to bring their own Bibles. For questions or more information, contact Shook at mshook@ti-stl.org or 314-432-8050. 

Local Jewish organizations and congregations can submit calendar items and news releases to news@thejewishlight.com.


Aish Firehouse: 457 N. Woods Mill Road • Bais Abraham Congregation: 6910 Delmar Blvd.• Congregation B’nai Amoona: 324 S. Mason Road • Congregation Shaare Emeth: 11645 Ladue Road • Congregation Temple Israel: 1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Drive • Covenant Place II Cahn Family Building: 8 Millstone Campus Drive • Crown Center: 8350 Delcrest Drive • Kaplan Feldman Complex: 12 Millstone Campus Drive • Kol Rinah:  829 N. Hanley Road • MaTovu: 4200 Blaine Ave. • Neve Shalom: 6 Millstone Campus Drive, Suite 3050 • Nusach Hari B’nai Zion: 650 N. Price Road  • Temple Emanuel: 12166 Conway Rd. in Creve Coeur • United Hebrew Congregation: 13788 Conway Road • Young Israel of St. Louis: 8101 Delmar Blvd.